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RichardG867
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SK-8855 keyboard module swap?

#1 Post by RichardG867 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 am

Hey everyone,

I'm considering getting a SK-8855 keyboard, however it doesn't appear to exist in my local layout (Brazilian), probably due to the registry editing required to get one of the keys working. I do however have a T410 keyboard with that layout, and I was wondering if I could swap the keyboard module on a SK-8855?

The registry editing is not a concern as I would use the SK-8855 as the only keyboard on a single system.

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Re: SK-8855 keyboard module swap?

#2 Post by ztof » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:30 am

Yep 100% compatible with keyboards from T410/T510/X220/T420/T520.

I've done it on my SK-8855, I bought the SK-8855 with French AZERTY layout and then replaced by a T410 keyboard with QWERTZ Swiss layout.

Just like Brazilian layout, SK-8855 is impossible to find with QWERTZ-Swiss layout ;)
T430-Classic-Keyboard | X230-Classic-Keyboard | SK855 & SK-8835 keyboards

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Re: SK-8855 keyboard module swap?

#3 Post by artic_squirrel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:26 am

I do not understand the hype with this keyboard. As soon as I type on it, I want to go back to the x61 with NMB keyboard. The buttons of the trackpoint are too flat .

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Re: SK-8855 keyboard module swap?

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:18 am

artic_squirrel wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:26 am
I do not understand the hype with this keyboard. As soon as I type on it, I want to go back to the x61 with NMB keyboard. The buttons of the trackpoint are too flat .
1: I go back to my full height travel mechanical keyboard and a mouse.
2: They didn't make the 6x series machine keyboard in a USB form.
3: If you want the higher TP buttons, get the IBM version of this keyboard with the T4x buttons.
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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Re: SK-8855 keyboard module swap?

#5 Post by ztof » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:41 am

Well, SK-8855 is just as bad or as good as the X220 keyboard...

If you don't like the default keyboard in it (maybe a Chicony or Alps), then just replace it with a X220 NMB keyboard ;)
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